He started his television career as the host of Short Attention Span Theater for Comedy Central and then moved on to MTV. Jon Stewart did the job of hosting his own show, The Jon Stewart Show, so well that MTV put Stewart on another job for hosting the show You Wrote It, You Watch It.
The career of Jon Stewart returned to its roots when he rejoined Comedy Central, his first employer for hosting a television show, to host The Daily Show in 1999. Since then, Jon Stewart has had a career of thirteen Emmy awards with his first Emmy award coming in 2001.
Jon Stewart, in his career, has also successfully co-authored several books including America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction, which became a bestseller in 2004. The book was accepted so universally that NASA named a new asteroid discovered on April 15 2004, Asteroid 116939 Jonstewart, to honor his talent.
The commitment of Jon Stewart in whatever job he takes is amply demonstrated by the title of his first book - Naked Pictures of Famous People. Of course, the title was not literal, and was a collection of humorous short stories and anecdotes on famous people, but both the book's title and content were so catchy that it went on to become a New York Times bestseller. Hailed as an oddball liberal, Jon Stewart enjoys a conservative family life with his wife, children, and pets.
Many employees of Comedy Central thank Jon Stewart for their job today for Stewart played a key role in the unionization of writers there. The writers in his show, The Daily Show, were the first writers of Comedy Central to join the Writers Guild of America. Stewart also supported the Writer's strike of 2007 in a big fashion, supporting the rights of writers and pulling his show off the air. However, Jon Stewart returned to his job before the strike ended, for ostensibly, stoppage of the show was hurting the stage crews and production teams more than the writers after two months of hiatus.
To see Jon Stewart on the job, you need to visit the Daily Show website, and you'll be amazed by the capacity of the man to pluck the latest news and create satire. I just finished viewing Jon Stewart do the job on the economists according to whose calculations, the recession officially ended in July, 2009, only no one yet realizes it.
Jon Stewart has a career full of honors and praises, but that is expected for a man whose spontaneous outburst on his show, after September 11, 2001 was:
''The view ...from my apartment...was the World Trade Center...and it is gone. But you know what the view is now? The Statue of Liberty. The view from the South of Manhattan is now the Statue of Liberty. You can't beat that.''
And, it's hard to beat Jon Stewart in his job.